Sunday, 20 November 2011

Use 'Evilution'? Then STFU!

Okay, this is fast becoming a bug-bear with me lately. So often I see creationists refer to evolution as 'evilution' as though they are making some clever joke. They're not. What they are doing is demonstrating an ignorance for what evolution is, what it says or what it represents.

Evolution is a scientific theory, nothing more, nothing less. It makes no claim on the existence or non-existence of gods and, contrary to what most creationists appear to believe, nor does it make claim to know how life originated. That is abiogenesis, a different subject.

Evolution is an observed phenomena with an overwhelming amount of evidence supporting it. It's not a guess, it's not a 'theory' in the colloquial sense and it's not atheistic or anti-religion is any way.

So, please, if you're a creationist and you find yourself tempted to use the term 'evilution' just remember this – you make yourself look a complete idiot, and that is why we laugh at you when you do. So don't.

That is all.


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